TAP WATER STILL PROBLEMATIC, by Alan Marshall

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August 15, 2017

  This posting is in response to the recent Waterloo Region Record article titled “Tap water gains converts but we still fuss with it“. Essentially even tap water advocates admit that the taste of chlorine in the water puts people off. Thank goodness for that. Chlorine is not good for you. That said without chlorine […]


Kitchener funding announcement Health Facilities – Media Release

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August 10, 2017

Ontario Updating and Repairing Community Health Facilities in Waterloo Region   Helping People Access Safe and High-Quality Health Care Close to Home     NEWS   August 9, 2017   Ontario is investing in community health facilities in Waterloo Region to help people get high-quality care close to home, in a safe, healthy and accessible […]


Multiplex: Is the Conestoga College site still a ‘valid’ choice?

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August 8, 2017

OpinionAug 08, 2017 08:00Cambridge Times GARY DYKE CITY CAO..   Re: Cambridge selected for new UN data initiative. In collecting local information for the United Nations World Council of City Data, Cambridge will “gather the data required to move the needle on key issues such as climate change, while also serving to drive infrastructure investment,” […]


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Talk is cheap, action is needed now on city’s fentanyl crisis

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August 2, 2017

Opinion Aug 02, 2017 03:29 Cambridge Times What a difference a day makes for our mayor. A complete reversal from what I was told, and Dr. Hank Nykamp’s comments as well (must be an election year). A little over a year ago I took a syringe (injection needle) inside a water bottle into city hall […]


Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes

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July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-hackers-demonstrate-how-to-crack-into-electronic-voting-machines-in-minutes/ Voter in front of voting machine at polling station (Shutterstock) Who says America’s electronic voting machinery cannot be hacked? One of the world’s largest and best-known hacker conventions, DEF CON, debuted an interactive “Voting Machine Hacker […]


28 MIDDLETON STREET … SOLD..

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July 19, 2017

SOLD… 362,900 is the asking price for this amazing 2 bedroom Bungalow. Great location.. Everything has been done from top to bottom.. Including.. Roof.. Windows.. A.C. and Heating.. Updated Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances and new flooring.. Updated bathroom.. High End Engineered Hardwood in living room, bedrooms and foyer… Enclosed sun porch.. 2 person hot […]


Conestoga College multiplex ignores PM’s climate change commitment

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July 18, 2017

OPINION… CAMBRIDGE TIMES How will the provinces, cities and rural political constituencies proceed to act now that about 195 signatory nations to the Paris climate agreement, minus Donald Trump’s United States, have confirmed their commitment to protecting the biosphere for future generations? Can we hope that planning principles will shape the thinking of local politicians […]


Investigative Report – Misfeasance in Policing

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July 17, 2017

Good day, You are one of 45 or so media contacts receiving this email from me directly.  I resigned from the Waterloo Regional Police in June as opposed to joining the Class Action lawsuit. Attached to this email is a 93-page report I wrote about the systemic misfeasance in police management and coordinated suppression of […]


Infighting at Cambridge council triggered by multiplex

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July 16, 2017

Opinion Jul 14, 2017by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record Is Cambridge really the crankiest city in the province? Since it got a code of conduct and an integrity commissioner last year, eight complaints have been launched, accusing city councillors of breaking the code, and asking for an investigation. That is one complaint for every 15,875 […]


With all things equal, college site not cheapest for multiplex { by Dr. Derek Coleman}

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July 14, 2017

With all things equal, college site not cheapest for multiplex Opinion Jul 13, 2017 01:01Cambridge Times The July 4 Times editorial, titled “Don’t ignore task force,” was spot on with its message to listen to the recommendations of last year’s advisory task force which carefully and independently considered the location options for the multiplex, ranking […]


Online voting still too risky, cybersecurity expert says

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July 7, 2017

WHY IS CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL USING THIS SYSTEM? ****************** From the kitchener Record…   NewsJul 06, 2017 05:16by Terry PenderWaterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — Online voting is not a secure way for electors to choose a new government, says the chief technology officer of a Cambridge-based cybersecurity firm eSentire. “As a technologist and someone who […]


CAMBRIDGE LIKE ELMIRA CONTINUES TO GET THE VOLKSWAGON CLEANUP VERSUS THE CADILLAC VERSION

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July 6, 2017

The rubber meets the road with $$$$$$$$. I believe that $50 million is the figure for the long overdue cleanup in Grassy Narrows that Premier Wynne and the Liberals have promised. The people living there have suffered through no fault of their own and deserve every penny and more to restore their environment and stop […]


New Listing…28 Middleton Street… cute cozy Bungalow

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July 5, 2017

362,900 is the asking price for this amazing 2 bedroom Bungalow. Great location.. Everything has been done from top to bottom.. Including.. Roof.. Windows.. A.C. and Heating.. Updated Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances and new flooring.. Updated bathroom.. High End Engineered Hardwood in living room, bedrooms and foyer… Enclosed sun porch.. 2 person hot tub […]


REMEDIAL OPTIONS SCREENING : NORTHSTAR & BISHOP ST. COMMUNITY CAMBRIDGE

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July 5, 2017

I renewed acquaintance with Tracy Hipel two days ago. Tracy has been an outspoken advocate, along with Debbie Vitez and others, in regards to the health and safety of the Bishop St. community residents. They have been victimized initially by Northstar and G.E.-Rozell via vapour intrusion into their homes that resulted from negligent handling and […]


Wrong site for multiplex… by Gary Worton

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July 4, 2017

Opinion Jul 04, 2017 02:17 Waterloo Region Record Details in multiplex debate favours college site — July 3 Methinks Luisa D’Amato has been ‘got-at’ by someone in the corridors of power down on Main Street in Cambridge. Minor hockey, ringette, swimming — these groups have been in favour of the site from the get-go; and […]


Is this Mayor and Council, trying to pull another fast one..?? re: The location of the Multiplex

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July 4, 2017

D’AMATO: New information in multiplex debate favours Conestoga College Opinion  Jul 02, 2017by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record The proposed multiplex site next to Conestoga College. The ongoing location debate is unfair to Cambridge residents who are making do with outdated facilities, Luisa D’Amato writes. – Record file photo PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE  […]


Multiplex project is too expensive for Cambridge: by Gerald Riley

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June 10, 2017

Cambridge Times, OPINION.. I’m writing in response to a recent opinion piece published May 24 “Speak up if you want a multiplex at Conestoga College” by John Morton. First, let me congratulate the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association for a successful year as well as thank the many volunteers that are needed to run an organized […]


Conestoga Multiplex: and a request that is being sent to the “Clerk of Cambridge”, by several residents

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June 10, 2017

From: Debbie Vitez [mailto:debbievitez@hotmail.com] Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 AM To: Clerks Subject: Could you please respond to the following requests. 1. All email contacts for the Public Multiplex Site Selection Task Force Committee 2. A copy of the motion record and all the guidelines/restrictions that the Task Force Committee must follow approved by […]


More than a ‘vocal minority’ opposed to Conestoga College location for multiplex: by Les Wells

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June 10, 2017

In a recent Letter to the Editor, John Morton suggested members of Cambridge Minor Hockey write to their councillor in support of the four ice pads and the building of the sport complex at Conestoga College. He went on to suggest they need to oppose a “vocal minority” who have nothing to do with ice […]


Mayor’s focus is on his vision for the future, ignores other possibilities: opinion by Mark Boughan

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June 9, 2017

Opinion .. Cambridge Times Editor’s note: This is an open letter to Mayor Doug Craig, submitted to the Times in response to the mayor’s comments during this week’s planning and development committee meeting regarding the “Gaslight District” proposal. We’ve never met. I don’t know you and you don’t know me. That’s why it bothers me […]


ONTARIO MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT NEED TO BE PUBLICLY OUTED

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June 7, 2017

I’m sure that the MOECC could only improve if their budget was doubled tomorrow. They could hire the best environmental lawyers and go after the big boys with a vengeance. They could afford to prosecute and then go through the appeal system as required. The problem is at the top. Ministers and Deputy Ministers exist […]


HACKING DEMOCRACY proves your vote can be stolen without a trace. Watch it here.

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June 6, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2016 The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see! HACKING DEMOCRACY follows citizen investigators as they prove America’s votes can be stolen without a trace. Their mission climaxes in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker – with America’s democracy at stake. To […]


NORTHSTAR STORY IN TODAY’S K-W RECORD

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June 5, 2017

Well done Anam Latiff and the Waterloo Region Record. https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7352199-ministry-looks-at-new-cleanup-options-at-cambridge-contamination-site-13-years-on/ Today’s story on the front page of the Local Section is titled “Ministry looks at new options for Northstar site”. The description of the planned new remediation methods is clear and straightforward and educational for the public. The focus on the health issues caused by […]


New options being considered for Northstar remediation

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June 2, 2017

NewsJun 02, 2017 06:00by Ray MartinCambridge Times Coun. Mike Mann chats with MOEE district manager Amy Shaw during Wednesday’s Northstar meeting. – Ray Martin, Times staff Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor has the potential fix for the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination flowing from the former Northstar plant at 695 Bishop St. It’s been 13 […]


Why London Changed to Ranked Ballots: TVO The Agenda

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May 30, 2017

Air Date: May 17, 2017 Length: 16:34 About this Video Earlier this month, London became the first city in Canada to ditch the first-past-the-post system. When the city heads to the polls in 2018 for its municipal election, it will use ranked ballots, where voters will choose candidates in order of preference. Josh Morgan, London […]


INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER STUMBLES IN CAMBRIDGE by Alan Marshall

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May 22, 2017

  Damning With Faint Praise Three female Cambridge Councillors present at an International Women’s day breakfast last March. Two of the three routinely (if not always) vote with Mayor Craig. The third Jan Liggett is her own person. She votes according to the issues which means sometimes she votes contrary to the Mayor’s position. Over […]


London, Ont., votes to become 1st Canadian city to use ranked ballots

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May 4, 2017

Voters will pick their top choice for candidate and rank other choices CBC News Posted: May 02, 2017 8:57 AM ETLast Updated: May 02, 2017 11:56 AM ET London, Ont., has made history as the first Canadian city to decide to move to a ranked ballot for its next municipal election. A ranked ballot means […]


SHAME ON YOU MIKE DEVINE ( Hespeler Councillor) also voted for electronic voting..

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April 24, 2017

Mike Devine, Hespeler Councillor also voted for internet and telephone voting..  {Remember this come Election Time, Hespeler}.. I did send him an email prior to the vote showing him numerous sites that clearly state how unsafe this method of casting a ballot is. DID HE LISTEN?.. Did he even bother to respond.. NO IS THE […]


Mike Mann, ( Preston Councillor) voted for ELECTRONIC VOTING… based on “Staff Recommendation”..

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April 23, 2017

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CTV INTERVIEW   to……Mike Mann, Preston Ward Councillor: As you are well aware we went before Council to give council an idea of why internet voting is not a good way for our City to vote in 2018. We heard what you had to say and  we seen your interview […]


Multiplex at Conestoga College would be ‘a shame’

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April 21, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 Cambridge Times The (Conestoga) College multiplex site was chosen by politicians with little or no public, business or economic advisery committee involvement. Why do certain politicians want you to believe there is a crisis of “now or never?” When you do something right you have few regrets. College site “a done deal?” […]


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